Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The fear of the LORD is the foundation of knowledge. What is this fear of the LORD? The fear of God is to hate evil: pride and arrogance, and the evil way, and the perverse mouth (Proverbs 8:13). Hence, anyone who fears God is humble and gentle, walks in the way of righteousness, and speaks to edify others. When humility, gentleness, righteousness, and seasoned words are part and parcel of your life, the Holy Spirit will give you wisdom and long life to work for Him. He also adds riches, wealth, good health and fame. Hallelujah! Choose to fear God today and be a partaker of these divine blessings. Dear beloved, what did you learn from this gospel? Share your thoughts here!
Mark 9:40 For he that is not against us is on our part.
In Christ Jesus, your position for Jesus Christ must be clear and emphatic. It is either you are for Christ or you are against Him; there is no middle ground. If you claim you are born again, then give yourself wholly to Jesus Christ and His gospel. Let whatever Jesus stands for be what you stand for; let whatever Jesus likes and loves be what you like and love; let whatever Jesus hates be what you hate (Ephesians 5:1-2). If you claim you love Jesus Christ and stand for Him, yet you don’t do what He loves, you are a liar, you are against Him. Dear beloved, does your conduct differ from that of Christ? If your answer is no, then you are for Christ; if it is yes, then you are against Christ. By their fruit you will know them (Matthew 7:20). Share your comments here!
1st Thessalonians 4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you.
The will of God for His children is to be self-sufficient. It is something that does not come by chance but by careful study of the Word of God and the practice thereof. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ does not want His children to be continually dependent on others. His wish is that His children enlighten themselves, do their own business, and work with their own hands; He also wants them to live truthfully toward others, and lack nothing. This will be a good light to those who are in the world so that they don’t take Christianity for granted. God does not like it when people in the world make comments such as Christians are lazy or Christians are unemployed. Let us live up to expectation and shine as the true light of the world. Praise the Lord! Share your thoughts here!
Philippians 1:1-6 1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons. 2 Brace Be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. 4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy. 5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 Being confident in this very thing that He which hath began a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
There is a difference between Happiness and Joy. James 1:2 tells us to “count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations”. You can have joy even though you are going through tests, trials and tribulations.
Happy: When are our circumstances are going well. Joy: Doesn’t depend on our circumstances.
Happiness: Volatile. Joy: Balanced.
Happiness: How I feel. Joy: How I think.
Happiness: Superficial. Joy: Supernatural.
Happiness: Based on our emotions. Joy: Based on our convictions/decision(s).
Happiness: External. Joy: Internal.
Happiness: Shallow. Joy: Deep.
Happiness: Incomplete. Joy: Complete.
Happiness: Temporal. Joy: Eternal.
God wants us to be full of joy. The joy of the Lord.
Psalm 103:9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
Jehovah has a character He wants us to emulate and let it become our lifestyle. The opening Scripture says God will not always reprove or rebuke us, nor will He keep His anger forever. How nice for our Father to behave toward His children! He becomes angry when we disobey Him but He does not reject us; He rebukes us in love and patiently waits for us to learn to do the right thing. In like manner He tells us to be angry but sin not; we should not allow our anger to linger in our heart to propel us to do wrong. In other words, we should quickly turn away from our anger (Ephesians 4:26-27). If you are quick tempered, it is time to work on it and become like our heavenly Father. If you are a parent, don’t rebuke your children in anger but reprove them in love and patiently wait for them to learn to do right. Hallelujah! Share your comments here!